I have a flash story in an anthology presented by one of my favourite writers; Holly Lisle.
Holly not only writes awesome books, but it was through desperate browsing to see if she had anything new coming out that I discovered, several years back, that she also teaches. Since then, I’ve taken loads of her courses, and been an active forum member of her website, Holly’s Writing Classes, for ages.
The website has been undergoing an upgrade for some time, and we’ve been planning an online party for when it finally goes live. One of the party activities became this anthology. As alumni of her FREE course, How to write Flash Fiction that doesn’t Suck, members were invited to submit one story, using what they’d learned. These stories were then critiqued by Holly, and the resulting, honed, stories compiled into this volume, which is FREE in e-book form on Amazon, Kobo and er most other platforms. (The lovely print version is only available on Amazon, and isn’t free).
One of the reasons I’m so excited is because, despite other stories I’ve had published, this is the first time I’ve had something available on Amazon yay! Another is that Holly has a story in there too, so that makes me a co-writer with one of my fave authors – double yay!
If you’d like to find out why I think she’s such a great teacher, her three-week flash fiction course is permanently free, and is a good way to decide if her style works for you. You also get free access to the site forums, which have loads of marvellous people who are extremely helpful and supportive (you might find me in there too 🙂 ).
If you fancy any of her bigger courses, or (Christmas is coming after all), want to suggest gifts people might want to consider for the writers in their lives, I can recommend How to Think Sideways, (Career survival for writers – it not only takes you through how to write a novel, but also everything surrounding that – preparing, coming up with ideas, getting connected, how to start a blog, and what to do with your novel once you’ve written it).
Or, if you just want to sit down and write the dang novel, then her latest course, How to Write a Novel, currently has a new class opening. And my apologies, because class sign up closes later today – so you’d have to be quick, or wait till next time (although it is currently at an early bird price – next time it’ll cost more).
(I’m apologising because it’s been available for a week or so, but I’ve only just gotten around to mentioning it. If you’re interested, it really is worth getting at the lower price now, as you can take the classes in your own time. It’s just that starting now means you’ll go through it with other people – it’s a good way to hook up with people going through the same process as you.)
Just a final comment – yes, if you use my affiliate links I could get a small payment as a result, but to be honest, I’d recommend them anyway. And in case you’re wondering, all of Holly’s classes are online and in your own time, when it suits you. You also have those classes forever!
I hope you enjoy all those bitesize stories if you download the anthology, meanwhile, Merry Christmas and I’ll see you in the new year 🙂